Tricks to Help You and Your Baby Get Better Sleep

Naps are Still Important

Naps are Still Important

Now, of course, you don’t want to keep your baby awake if they are actually tired. In fact, an overtired baby won’t sleep very well. If they are too tired, they become over stimulated and may either fight going down to sleep or wake more frequently during the night.

Your child will likely still need some sort of nap until they are at least 3.5 or 4 years old, if not longer. Some children decide that they are done with naps by this age, but they may still need a bit of quiet time alone to refresh. Others may skip a nap for two days, take a nap on the third, and skip a couple of days again.

Just know what is appropriate for your child’s age and personality, encouraging them to nap or rest when they need it.

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